Howl in the City
In celebration of the landmark exhibition Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg on view at the National Gallery of Art through September 16, Busboys and Poets and Split This Rock present “Howl” in the City at the Fifth and K Streets location of Busboys and Poets on July 23 and 24. Renowned poet Anne Waldman accompanied by a quartet of musicians led by DC-based Matthew Hemerlein, will perform, and the event will conclude with a free concert by musician Kyp Malone.
Anne Waldman Performs Howl
July 23, 8:00 and 10:00 | July 24, 8:00
Celebrated poet Anne Waldman, friend of Allen Ginsberg, presents three performances of his legendary poem Howl. Inspired by the spontaneous nature of the Beats, Matthew Hemerlein leads a string quartet in a musical improvisation to accompany the poem. The quartet is comprised of Matthew Hemerlein, violin; Matvei Sigalov, violin; Janel Leppin, cello; and Karin Kilper, viola. Waldman will also perform her original poems each night and will be preceded by local poets Chris August, Kenneth Carroll, and Venus Thrash. Tickets may be purchased for $10 at www.busboysandpoets.com.
Kyp Malone FREE Patio Performance
July 24, 10:00
Kyp Malone, of TV on the Radio, closes “Howl” in the City performing on the K Street patio. Matthew Hemerlein will open with a solo set.
“Howl” in the City is sponsored by Busboys and Poets and Split This Rock and made possible in part by grants from the Alice Shaver Foundation and Poets & Writers, Inc. Cosponsored by The Passenger.
For information on the exhibition Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg at the National Gallery of Art, visit www.nga.gov/ginsberg.